1. [ verb ] bring to an end
Synonyms: end

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"

Related terms: begin change close close complete interrupt decide break dissolve stamp_out stub_out culminate phase_out lift finish finalize ax closure abort end
2. [ verb ] have end in a certain location; either spatial or metaphorical
Synonyms: end finish cease stop

"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"

Related terms: begin discontinue close culminate vanish turn_out run_out adjourn run_low go_out lapse pass_away cut_out vanish break end end end ending end end end end_point conclusion
3. [ verb ] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Synonyms: end finish cease

: "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

Related terms: begin close finish_up culminate turn_out vanish adjourn run_low go_out discontinue lapse pass_away vanish break die_hard cut_out
4. [ verb ] (work) terminate the employment of
Synonyms: fire can force_out give_the_axe dismiss sack send_away give_the_sack give_notice

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Related terms: hire remove retire squeeze_out furlough dismiss pension_off drive_out dismissal
5. [ verb ] be the end of; be the last of concluding part of
Synonyms: end

"This sad scene ended the movie"

Related terms: be close end end ending end destination
6. [ verb ] bring to a conclusion or cause to come to an end
Synonyms: cease end

"We terminated our relation with the company" "It is unclear whether the bombing of Hiroshima ended the war" "Cease doing what you are doing!"

Related terms: begin begin change close close complete interrupt decide conclude halt break stamp_out dissolve stub_out culminate closure break_up ax phase_out abort finish close_out lift finalize end end end
Similar spelling:   terminated